Motivation at an all time low since I started....

Sunday, March 28, 2010

DAMN!! This winter and the anxiety it created plus the worrying I have done the past months over my husband has burned me out entirely. Now I am struggling to get back to exercising. Yesterday I had my first "eat fest" and today I am not liking me much because I let myself go for the first time since I have been a Spark member. I refuse to go backwards in my progress but struggling very hard to maintain right now. I really want to get back to walking with my dog but the weather just still isn't fit for that yet. My asthma gets crazy when I breath in to much cold air. I will get myself Sparked back up if it is the last thing I do though!!

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    I know I'm a little late here, but, OKAY, bend over, grab your ankles, and I'll give you a little motivation! Of course, I'm kidding but you can do this, Ruth, pull yourself up by the bootstraps and keep on. If it helps you any, I had an eat fest the other day as well.
    4136 days ago
    Ruth, I sometimes think that this journey is like hills and valleys. When you feel stuck down in a valley, just put one foot in front of the other and soon you'll be on top of a hill again. Just do the best you can on any given day and you'll get your motivation back. I know that you'll be okay because you are one strong woman!
    4137 days ago
    Hey Ruthie, Sis, wiggle your toes. :)

    I heard something really inspiring yesterday: When the ships are down, pretend you're in Whoville and sing along:

    Get in the spirit of being joyful even when things look bleak. At first I thought it was rather cheesy - but then I thought about it, and the story behind it ... and have been chipper ever since. :) Come on, Sis - you can do it. I know winter is a bummer this year, but at least nobody stole our presents - and we all still have each other. So turn on the volume and sing

    Welcome, Welcome Welcome, Welcome
    Fah who rah-moose Fah who rah-moose
    Welcome, Welcome Welcome, Welcome
    Dah who dah-moose Dah who dah-moose

    and if that don't work, maybe you need one of these ^ yours :)

    4137 days ago
    "And Mopesville is sister cities with Lazyville and Procrastination Township."

    I LOVE THIS! NATF is so right Ruth, put one foot in front of the other and tackle one small goal at a time. I just read a Spark article about exercising 10 minutes a day, 3 times a day being just as good for you as a whole session. (2 minutes to warm and stretch, 7 mins. vigorous, 1 minute cool down). I have an idea, I'll email ya!

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    4138 days ago
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  • MTNHIKER1971
    Hang in there Ruth... You know what they say, a done bun can't be undone... no looking back, only forward. When you're feeling low, think of us... we are your personal cheering section!

    4139 days ago
    It HAS been a tough winter! Spring has been a long time coming. It WILL get here,and you and your doggies will get some much needed sun and exercise. I am concentrating very hard trying to send big spark your way.

    Can you feel it yet?

    I'm really trying!

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    4139 days ago
    My dear friend, I totally understand where you're coming from! The last few days here have been less than pleasant, but will be getting better throughout the week. Your weather has got to improve soon, too. I totally understand how down bad weather can drag you! Live one day at a time, do what you can inside...make your mundane day to day stuff very deliberate and in good form to get the max benefit and will also get to in shape to go go go when the weather is finally ready for you to get out there!! Yesterday is gone, tomorrow never comes.....live for today!!!! It's as good as you make it, and I'm here if you need someone to rant to!!!
    4139 days ago
    I know you'll do it! I loved Notaboutheface's response; what happened yesterday happened yesterday. Today is a brand new day and this is a brand new moment (and warmer temperatures are on the way!!)

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    4139 days ago
    I hope your hubby is all right doll. And hopefully the nice spring weather will put that spark back in your life and a big smile on your face. Today is the first day of the rest of your life doll. It is a good day to start fresh!
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    4139 days ago
    What's done is done. Not liking yourself today for what you did yesterday gets you where? In Mopesville. And Mopesville is sister cities with Lazyville and Procrastination Township. Only you can decide if they're pit stops or if you're puttin' down stakes! As long as you can walk in place, jab and punch the weather isn't a factor in weather or not you can exercise missy! Time to stoke the fire!

    4139 days ago
    Ruth it is one day at a time my friend .. You can do this..
    depression is like that .. i am on some med that work for me.. it has only taken 8 months.. i hate to take any kind of meds but the depression was so bad that i had to do something.. i have p.a.d. and i will be on med for the rest of my life for that.

    You know what really work for me is getting out and walking take your sweet little Jon out and walk with him show him the great big world .. i still today remember showing my d.s. his first eagle..

    i hope you feel better soon my friend..
    hug your spark sister that miss you on the tzu team
    4139 days ago
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    I had two bad food days myself this past week but as of yesterday I am back on it full force. I know you can do this, Ruth! Got any way to get some exercise inside?
    4139 days ago
  • SPORTY883
    I too am struggling the past two days. Going out with friends Friday and a birthday party yesterday left me waking up this morning feeling down and disappointed. So after church I jumped on the Sparks page for motivation. Today is a new day so lets put yesterday behind. We can't change it anyway. And it will feel so much better if we can go to bed tonight and wake up tomorrow knowing we had a good day today. Mondays are hard enough with out adding the stress of getting back on track. Let's get back on track today.
    4139 days ago
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